Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a house fire in Live Oak Canyon Monday evening. The fire was first reported around 6:34 p.m. at a home on the 4500 block of Live Oak Canyon Road, Sgt. Peter Shupe of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The blaze is believed to have started in the detached garage of the home, and spread to the main house, Sgt. Shupe said. Nearby brush that was ignited by the fire was extinguished as of 7:45 p.m. Both structures were burned to the ground, he said, and the damage is estimated to be around $700,000. More updates as news develops. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Gold Line finalized the deal with Kiewit-Parsons in a lively ceremony at Pomona City Hall last Friday. But whether or not the light rail gets to Claremont is still the $450 million question as that leg of the line remains unfunded. The $805.6 million deal with the joint venture, first announced in August, is a big milestone for the project as it secures a builder for the extension, which is currently fully funded to Pomona.
Claremont based nonprofit Community Home Energy Retrofit Project, or CHERP, will pause next Friday, October 11 to celebrate its latest, most ambitious endeavor:?the launch of the world’s first nonprofit solar panel assembly facility.
The free and open to the public event, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theater.
Claremont police investigate the scene where a stabbing victim apparently crashed his car on south Indian Hill Boulevard and San Jose Avenue on Thursday in Claremont. Sgt. Robert Ewing of the Claremont Police Department said on Friday that the stabbing occurred near the intersection of Kingsley Avenue and Karesh Avenue in Pomona. The victim, who was suffering from multiple wounds, was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The architectural commission on Wednesday denied plans for a cell phone tower in south Claremont that would have been disguised as a church steeple.
The 63-foot tower, commissioned by SmartLink Wireless on behalf of Verizon, would be placed at the Claremont Center for Spiritual Living on South College Avenue. Nearly 20 residents spoke out against the project, claiming the tower was too imposing for the area and citing health and property value concerns.
The building formerly occupied by Marie Callender’s restaurant was demolished this week.
The 8,500 square foot commercial building, located at 1030 W. Foothill Blvd., “has become a health and safety concern,” according to the city. The restaurant closed last November and, since that time, there have been multiple break-ins and three arrests for trespassing and loitering at the property.
She began her career in the Ventura and Santa Clara counties district attorney’s office child support division and then in the family support division, where she worked to make those services more family friendly. She continued in this effort as she moved on to become head of the family support division in Sonoma County.
Community Senior Services’ annual fundraiser, “Havana Bingo Night,” takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 11 at Padua Hills Theater.
The evening will include food tastings from local vendors, beer and wine, a silent auction and bingo with Los Angeles’ “Bingo Boy,” Jeffrey Bowman. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at communityseniorservices.org, or by calling the office at (909) 621-9900.
The Friends of the Claremont Library have selected "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean as the 2019-20 On the Same Page community read. It provides a book-lover’s observations about libraries, what they do, how we readers feel about them. Readers are lead through a singularly powerful, sometimes eccentric, even whimsical history of the men and women who created the Los Angeles Public Library.
Claremont Heritage will host a sunset reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 to kick off the 2019 home tour. The event will be held in the courtyard at the historic Garner House, and includes libations and hors d'oeuvres by GourmetGourmet. This year’s theme is “Spirit of Place” and, in addition to honoring homeowners on the tour, Claremont Heritage will introduce a project titled the “Treasury of Claremont Music (TCM).”
The architectural commission on Wednesday denied plans for a cell phone tower in south Claremont that would have been disguised as a church steeple. The 63-foot tower, commissioned by SmartLink Wireless on behalf of Verizon, would be placed at the Claremont Center for Spiritual Living on South College Avenue. Nearly 20 residents spoke out against the project, claiming the tower was too imposing for the area and citing health and property value concerns.
The No on Measure CR committee filed its statement of organization with the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission on Tuesday, according to city clerk Shelley Desautels.
The group’s Form 410, which is marked not yet qualified, was signed by Claremont residents Aundre Johnson, Donna Lowe and Jennifer Weisner. No economic statement was included with the form.
The Claremont Police Officers Association (CPOA) is turning up the heat on the city council amid ongoing contract negotiations.
A video released by the CPOA on Sunday claims the council—and specifically Mayor Corey Calaycay—have “successfully dismantled the Claremont Police Department and failed to make public safety a priority.”
In a statement, Mr. Calaycay said, “Despite what our police officers believe, I do deeply respect the work that they do for our community, as I respect the work of all law enforcement.”